FROM VENICE TO DUBROVNIK
IN 3 WEEKS

21 overnights / 22 days

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INTRODUCTION

This tour gives you an insight into natural beauties in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Venice – unique city
  • Istrian coastal and continental towns
  • Ljubljana – Slovenian capital
  • Bled – the most romantic place in Slovenia
  • Postojna cave – the largest subterranean world in the region
  • Zagreb – Croatian capital
  • Plitvice – the most popular Croatian national park
  • Zadar, Trogir and Split – Dalmatian coastal historical towns
  • Mostar in Herzegovina, famous for its old bridge
  • Dubrovnik – inevitable Adriatic pearl
  • Bay of Kotor, the only fjord on the Mediterranean

TRAVEL OVERVIEW

In this tour, we have chosen the most interesting and the most esteemed sights in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro including two sights which can be considered real natural wonders: Postojna and Plitvice. The trip begins in Italy so we recommend you to arrive at the Venice airport as this will give you also the possibility to visit this unique city. The concept of the trip includes transportation by minivan from the first to the last day. English speaking driver will be at your disposal throughout the whole trip and in each city. We will book for you an English speaking guide for the city tour as mentioned in the programme. We also choose hotel accommodation in 3* or 4* hotels on bed and breakfast basis according to the budget.  Other meals are not include but we can book for you special wine tastings, truffle hunting, cooking g lessons or any other meals in local restaurants according to your preferences. This kind of tour is ideal for all those who want to be guided but at the same time have complete autonomy to explore sights at their own rhythm. The price includes: accommodation in hotels, transportation by minivan according to the programme, city tours. The price does not include: other meals, entrance fee for museums / sites / national parks.

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QUICK FACTS

CONNECTED DESTINATIONS

 

DATES

  • choose any date

 

TRAVEL TYPE

  • private tour by mini van

 

ACCOMODATIONS

  • hotels 3*, 4*, 5*

Day 1: VENICE AIRPORT – VENICE

  • Arrival at Venice airport
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Overnight at the hotel in Venice

Day 2: VENICE

  • Free day in Venice
  • Individual visits
  • Overnight in Venice

Day 3: VENICE

  • Free day in Venice
  • Individual visits
  • Overnight in Venice

Day 4: VENICE – ROVINJ

  • Departure from your hotel in Venice
  • Possibility of stop for lunch on the way – agree with your driver
  • Upon arrival to Rovinj meeting with your local guide
  • Sightseeing
  • Overnight in Rovinj

Day 5: ROVINJ – PULA – POREČ – ROVINJ

  • Full day excursion to Pula and Poreč
  • Upon arrival to Pula meeting with your guide
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guide
  • Continue to Poreč
  • We recommend lunch in one of the local restaurant
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guide
  • Return to Rovinj, overnight

Day 6: ROVINJ – MOTOVUN – GROŽNJAN – ROVINJ

  • Departure from your hotel
  • Meeting with your local guide
  • Visit of Motovun
  • Continuation towards Livade
  • Presentation of olive oil production and olive oil + smoked ham and homemade cheese tasting at the family owned farm
  • Truffle hunt followed by meal
  • Duration of truffle program 2,5 hours
  • On the way back short stop in Grožnjan
  • Late in the afternoon return to Rovinj, overnight

Day 7: ROVINJ – POSTOJNA - BLED

  • Departure from Rovinj towards border with Slovenia
  •  Arrival to Postojna
  • Entrance to the Cave – start of the guided tour with English speaking guide
  • Visit Postojna Cave
  • Overnight in Bled

Day 8: BLED

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Your English speaking guide meets you in the lobby of Hotel Park
  • Walking tour around the lake
  • Cruise by „pletna“ (traditional wooded boat) to the islet in the middle of the lake
  • Afternoon free
  • Overnight in Bled

Day 9: BLED – LJUBLJANA – ZAGREB

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Departure towards Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia
  • Sightseeing with local guide
  • Free time for lunch
  • Continue towards Zagreb, capital of Croatia
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guide
  • Overnight in Zagreb

Day 10: ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES

  • Morning free for individual visits and shopping
  • Departure in direction of Plitvice lakes
  • First part of Plitvice lakes itinerary
  • Overnight in the proximity of the National park

Day 11: PLITVICE

  • Full day walking tour in the park
  • Overnight in the proximity of the National park

Day 12: PLITVICE – ZADAR - TROGIR - SPLIT

  • Departure towards Dalmatia
  • Stop in Zadar for a walk and see sea organ
  • Continue towards Trogir
  • Sightseeing in Trogir with local English speaking guide
  • Continue towards Split
  • Overnight in Split

Day 13: SPLIT - HVAR

  • Sightseeing of Split historical center
  • In the afternoon departure by catamaran to Hvar
  • Overnight in Hvar

Day 14: HVAR

  • Meet your guide in the lobby of Hotel Adriana - sightseeing of Hvar city
  • Free afternoon on the island of Hvar
  • Overnight

Day 15: HVAR – SPLIT – MOSTAR

  • Free morning in Hvar
  • Departure by catamaran to Split
  • Your driver meets you in the port of Split and drive towards Mostar (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
  • We recommend lunch in one of the local restaurants in the proximity of the old bridge with traditional oriental cuisine typical for this region
  • Overnight in Mostar

Day 16: MOSTAR – SARAJEVO

  • In the morning Mostar city tour – tickets to Turkish house and Mosque included
  • Free time for lunch
  • Departure towards Sarajevo
  • Check-in the hotel
  • Sarajevo city tour – tickets for Mosque and Old Orthodox Church included
  • Overnight in Sarajevo

Day 17: SARAJEVO - DUBROVNIK

  • Departure towards Ston through Mostar, Metković and Neum
  • Visit of salt farm and visit city walls
  • We recommend: oyster and seafood tasting in one of the restaurants in  Mali Ston
  • Continue towards Dubrovnik
  • Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 18: DUBROVNIK

  • Transfer to Pile Gate
  • Sightseeing with local guide
  • Entrance to Franciscan monastery museum and Rectors palace included
  • Afternoon free for individual visits, beach or relax in hotel wellness center

Day 19: DUBROVNIK – FULL DAY TOUR TO MONTENEGRO

  • Departure towards the border with Montenegro
  • Stop in Perast
  • Visit of the islet of Our lady of the rocks – boat tickets and entrance fees included
  • Continue to Kotor
  • We recommend lunch in one of the local restaurants
  • Sightseeing of Kotor
  • Return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon
  • Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 20: DUBROVNIK –CAVTAT – KONAVLE - DUBROVNIK

  • Full day excursion to Konavle
  • Stop in Cavtat - sightseeing of Cavtat
  • Continue towards Lovorno
  • Cooking classes and lunch at the family farm
    Return to your hotel
  • Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 21: DUBROVNIK

  • Free day in Dubrovnik
  • Possibility of kayaking tour depending on weather conditions
  • Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 22: DUBROVNIK – DUBROVNIK AIRPORT

Transfer from your hotel to Dubrovnik airport

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